Friday, July 15, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: OFFSPRING - GONE AWAY

"Gone Away", by Offspring
"Gone Away" is a song by American rock band Offspring. It is the seventh track on their fourth studio album Ixnay on the Hombre (1997) and was released as the second single from the album. The song also appears as the sixth track on their Greatest Hits (2005).

The song peaked at #1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, becoming their only #1 song on this chart, while reaching #4 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. Through 2009, The Offspring have played "Gone Away" with Dexter Holland performing on piano while live throughout Europe and in the United States.

The footage for the music video, shot in grainy quality, shows the band playing in a dark, and apparently abandoned slaughterhouse. Dexter Holland, for most of the video, sings to a shining lightbulb, presumably representative of the soul of the lost person. He is the only band member to interact with this bulb, though other lightbulbs are shown in each band member's respective rooms. Dexter also sings into a suspended microphone which is also used in the video; it swings back and forth as the video fades to black. It was produced by Dave Jerden.

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